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Season's first tropical storm forms in Caribbean

June 26, 2010 2:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alex, the first named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, formed on Saturday in the western Caribbean near Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Syncrude guilty in 1,600 duck deaths in toxic pond

June 26, 2010 12:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

ST. ALBERT, Alberta (Reuters) - A judge found Syncrude Canada Ltd, Canada's largest oil sands producer, guilty on Friday in the deaths of 1,600 ducks that landed on a toxic Northern Alberta tailings pond in 2008, ruling the company should have had deterrents in place.

Obama, Cameron expected to talk BP spill

June 26, 2010 12:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

TORONTO/MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron were expected to discuss London-based BP Plc and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Saturday as stormy weather raised fears that clean-up operations could be disrupted.

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Aggressive action to reduce soot emissions needed to meet climate change goals, experts say

June 25, 2010 10:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Without aggressive action to reduce soot emissions, the time table for carbon dioxide emission reductions may need to be significantly accelerated in order to achieve international climate policy goals such as those set forth in last December's Copenhagen Accord, according to a new...

New clues suggest wet era on early Mars was global

June 25, 2010 10:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Minerals in northern Mars craters seen by two orbiters suggest that a phase in Mars' early history with conditions favorable to life occurred globally, not just in the south.

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June 25, 2010 2:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

ST. ALBERT, Alberta (Reuters) - An Alberta judge found Syncrude Canada Ltd, the biggest producer in Canada's oil sands, guilty on Friday on charges stemming from the deaths of 1,600 ducks that landed on a toxic northern Alberta tailings pond in 2008.

British PM fears BP's "destruction", stock plunges

June 25, 2010 2:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

TORONTO/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Fearing the "destruction" of BP Plc, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday some certainty is needed over its costs from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill even as the company's stock plunged to a 14-year low.

Quantifying Human Behavior One MoCap Data Point At A Time

June 25, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Southern California ) Two actors wrapped in motion sensors circle each other, as engineering researchers stand at the perimeter of a USC Viterbi School of Engineering laboratory, taking note. It's an unusual partnership between artists and engineers, a union the...

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BP: Gulf Relief On Target For Mid-August

June 25, 2010 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Tests show BP is on target for mid-August completion of a relief well in the Gulf of Mexico, the best hope of...

Galaxy encounter fires up quasar

June 25, 2010 11:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Using two of the world's largest telescopes, astronomers have found evidence of a collision between galaxies driving intense activity in a highly luminous quasar. The scientists used the Very Large Telescope in Chile and the Gran Telescopio Canarias on La Palma in the Canary Islands, to...

Leaders At Odds On How To Sustain Global Economy

June 25, 2010 8:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Even before the G-20 summit begins, leaders engaged in a series of dueling letters and interviews that exposed their conflicts over how best to nurture the global economic recovery.

Blue Bird To Close Georgia Bus Plant

June 25, 2010 8:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Bus maker says it will close its plant in Lafayette Aug. 30, putting about 350 people out of work.

Cummins To Provide Russian JV With Emissions Tech

June 25, 2010 8:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Company said it will provide emissions technology to a joint venture it runs in Russia to build cleaner engines for the Russian market.

Boeing Grounds 787 Jets

June 25, 2010 8:27 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Plane maker has decided to inspect its five flight-test 787 jets before...

US Frontiers Of Engineering Symposium

June 25, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Academy of Sciences ) Eighty-six of the nation's brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's 16th annual US Frontiers of Engineering symposium.

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